DRESS AND GROOMING
The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, prevent disruption, and minimize safety hazards. Students and parents may determine a student’s personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the following:
A dress code will be enforced at all school events (on or off campus). Students who do not meet the dress code requirements will be subject to disciplinary action.
- All leggings, stirrup pants, yoga pants, etc., must be worn with blouses/shirts that extend to the upper thigh and completely cover the student’s rear end/bottom. Blouses/Shirts must be the same length in front and back. “Jeggings” are permissible without having to meet blouse/shirt required length as long as they have sewn pockets on the back of the pants.
- Any visible pierced jewelry other than earrings of female students is not permitted. Campus principals have final discretion on the appropriateness of earrings. No pierced jewelry anywhere for males. No gauges are allowed for anyone (male or female).
- Shorts, dresses and skirts must extend to fingertips with arms extended straight down the side of the leg for measurement. Students wearing shorts, dresses, and skirts out of dress code on the second occasion may be suspended from wearing shorts for the remainder of that semester.
- Appropriate under-garments must be worn and covered by outer clothing – no visible under-garments.
- No see-through blouses or slacks.(unless garment underneath meets 2 inch requirement)
- No biker shorts, biker pants, or boxer shorts may be worn as outer garments.
- Athletic shorts are permitted, but must be fingertip length (arms extended straight down the side of the leg for measurement).
- No low-cut, backless, halter, midriff, tank, racer-back, or off-the-shoulder tops or evening outfits.* - The width of clothing on shoulders and all visible straps must be at least 2 inches wide
- No viewable cleavage is acceptable.
- No sunglasses in the school building (allowable with written prescription from physician)
- No hats, caps, hoods, or head-covering of any type may be worn in the building by any student. (allowable with written prescription from physician)
- No gloves, mittens or any apparel covering the hands may be worn in the school building
- No apparel with suggestive, obscene, or inflammatory marking of any type (i.e. rebel flag logos).
- No drug, alcohol, or tobacco logos. Any design or messages of sexual connotation are prohibited.
- Shoes must be worn at all times. All shoes that require shoe strings must have them. The shoes cannot be so loose that they drag the floor when walking. House Shoes or look a-like house shoes are not allowed
- No sweatbands, bandanas, chokers or wristbands are allowed
- Pants must be worn at the waistline above the hips.
- Pants should not be so baggy that the outer seams can touch in the middle between the knees and they must not be so big around the shoe line that the student’s shoes are not visible.
- No visible tattoos
- No clothing that is so tight that it can be considered revealing or in poor taste.
- Tank tops, muscle shirts may be worn only as an outer garment over clothing that meets dress code. Male students may not wear sleeveless shirts or tank tops. *
- Belts, when worn, must be buckled. Overalls must be worn as they are intended to be worn with both straps attached to their buttons.
- Pocket chains, spike-studded belts and spike-studded bracelets are not permitted.
- Holes in pants/jeans must be below fingertip length. No holes, rips, or tears can be above a student’s fingertips. Patched jeans must have approval from campus administration. Make-shift patches (tape, paper, etc.) are prohibited.
- Male students may not wear make-up or any type of female clothing.
- Clothing cannot be worn with words written across the buttocks.
*A tank top is defined by a top with less than 2” of width on the shoulder not including collar. Two shirts with a width of 2 inches or more do not meet the dress code. One shirt must be the minimum of two inches at the shoulder. A top that does not fall below the waistband of the lower garment or show skin around the waist area is considered a midriff top.
1. Students may not dye hair of any unnatural color.
2. Students may not have strips or patches of different colored hair that create a disruption to the educational environment.**
3. No pony tails or tails of any kind for boys.
4. Braids are permitted in one direction only, but will remain in the length code.
5. No sculptured haircuts or designs will be permitted.
6. Boy’s hair will be neat and groomed at all times. The length will not extend over the eyebrows, below the earlobe, or past the T-shirt collar. Hair will not be pinned, sprayed, rolled under or flipped up to avoid the true length in question. Any haircut that requires constant pushing away from face is a distraction to the learning process and is out of code.
7. No facial hair will be permitted and all boys will be clean shaven.
8. Sideburns are permitted, but may not extend below the earlobe.
Students not in compliance will not be allowed to participate in extra-curricular activities until hair is in compliance. Students will be warned about the violations and given a reasonable time-frame to get hair in compliance. When the student has gone past the “grace period,” the student may be suspended until hair is back in compliance.
Any clothing, hairstyle or make-up considered inappropriate or attention seeking is a distraction to the learning environment and will be determined by the campus administration for appropriate action or consequence. (Ex: tight or revealing attire; gothic makeup or gothic dress; costumes; Kilts; etc.)**
**In order to provide a safe school environment additional rules and requirements may be implemented throughout the school year. If the principal determines that a student’s grooming or clothing violates the school’s dress code, the student will be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school. If not corrected, the student will be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day, until the problem is corrected, or until a parent or designee brings an acceptable change of clothing to the school. Repeated offenses may result in more serious disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.